Bellevue Police News

On Sept. 20, after Bellevue Police officers responded to Lincoln Avenue concerning a report of an intoxicated male pushing a baby stroller, Richard J. Russell, 21, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.

Police say Russell was visibly under the influence of a controlled substance, and when officers began speaking with him, Russell suddenly shoved the toddler-occupied stroller forward and ran in the opposite direction.

Russell was later located in a vacant house in Avalon Borough.

On Sept. 23, as a result of Bellevue Police officers responding to Shiloh Avenue concerning a report of an out-of-control male destroying a second floor apartment, Ryan A Norville, 25, was charged with disorderly conduct and receiving stolen property-firearm.

When officers arrived, they say they encountered Norville exiting the building. Upon investigating the apartment, they discovered multiple broken items and also a stolen handgun. Norville said he had bought the handgun from a friend.

After a several-months-long investigation, a warrant was issued, and on Sept. 20, Blake K. Pawlish, 35, was charged with three counts of retail theft.

According to police, beginning in April, Pawlish began committing extensive retail thefts from a drug store in Bellevue and other locations of the same chain.

In coordination with the drug store’s corporate security, Pawlish was identified using video surveillance. He is accused of taking $359 in merchandise on April 27; $785 on May 9; and $1,534. on May 10.

Sean D. Lynn, 28, was taken into custody and delivered to the Allegheny County Jail on Sept. 15. He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges of receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

His arrest came after Bellevue Police officers received a theft report on Sept. 14 from a business owner who said that a former employeehad been caught on camera stealing airsoft guns from the business.

Police say that Linn admitted stealing to the business owner, but failed to return any merchandise. After a police investigation indicated that Lynn was attempting to sell the airsoft guns through Facebook, a covert operation and buyer confirmed that Lynn had the stolen items at his residence.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at his residence, and an estimated $14,547 in airsoft items were recovered.